The Widener University Law Center, Legal Education Institute, has developed a program to assist students in becoming certified court interpreters. Workshops will specialize in various spoken languages, as well as American Sign Language and are developed in response to the needs of the court systems for knowledgeable and approved court interpreters. The programs include hands-on practice of the various interpretation skills through work in the language lab.
The necessary skills for a Certified Court Interpreter include the proper use and knowledge of the different modes of interpreting, namely:
- Simultaneous interpreting
- Sight translation
- Consecutive interpreting
The Widener Legal Education Institute is pleased to offer a two-day ASL advanced seminar designed to meet the needs of the seasoned court interpreter who has completed basic court interpreter training and who seeks more advanced training to sharpen skills and to gain a more thorough understanding of the realm of legal interpreting.
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] This seminar will define consecutive interpreting and note taking for use in court and legal settings by illustration of spoken language interpreting practice. The seminar will present evidence from research in the field of sign language interpreting demonstrating the effectiveness of the mode. Participants will engage in intra-language exercises for note taking in a legal setting, and then engage inter-lingual transfer of information using consecutive interpreting techniques including note taking. The seminar will explore various methods of note taking with team interpreting techniques. Model consecutive interpreting segments will be shown and discussed.
Consecutive Interpreting in a Criminal Law Setting
Date: April 6-7, 2013 Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Seminar $280.00 (Includes seminar materials, Continental breakfast and boxed lunch)
For further information on any Workshop, Contact Nicole Ballenger, Esq. at 302-477-2205.